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La Reina del Sur (The Queen of the South)

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  • Posted January 31, 2010

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    I did not enjoy the book as much as The Dumas Club. Too much violence and a cruel and vivid representation of the drug cartels does not make for light reading.

    La Reina del Sur by Arturo Pérez-Reverete

    This is Teresa Mendoza Chávez (La Mejicana)'s history.

    A woman in the middle of the narcotraffic world of the Mexican cartels. After the death of her lover, Raimundo ( Güero) Dávila Parra she knows she is a dead woman. In the underworld of the cartels, every woman related to a trafficker HAS to be executed.

    Perhaps this is the uniqueness of this book. It involves the female point of view of this world filled with violence, intrigue, deals, and treason. Saved by her lover's Godfather, Enrique Vargas, she escapes to Melilla (a part of Spanish Morocco) where she finds work with a friend of Don Enrique, Dris Larbi, owner of nightclub in Algeciras and Gibraltar that deal with illegal immigration and hashish.

    There, she gets involved with Santiago López Fistera, another drug lord. Violence, intrigue, great amounts of money in a ma's world of deals, treason, loneliness and fear that always come with the power of drugs.

    A well written novel in which Teresa's life is told mostly by an anonymous narrator, sometimes by testimonials: by people who knew her or knew of her. Few dialogues, and plenty of reflections, from the different Teresa's that make part of this complicated woman: lover, friend, businesswoman, but mainly the drug lord that competes with all the other facets of her life.

    I did not enjoy the book as much as The Dumas Club. Too much violence and a cruel and vivid representation of the drug cartels does not make for light reading.

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